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Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

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President Desi Bouterse campaigning in 2010

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Suriname will elect a new president and a 51-member national assembly on Monday when the country goes to the polls. Twenty-five political parties are registered to contest the election. Incumbent President Desi Bouterse is leading the poll and could easily capture a plurality of the seats in the assembly, which could put him in office for another five years, according several pollsters, Stichting Enquête Statistiek en Onderzoek Suriname (SESOS) and De Hond.

The president is indirectly elected by the 51-member National Assembly of Suriname.

Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) is poised to win Monday’s election. The NDP is the only multi-ethnic party in the country and Bouterse has been able to capitalize on this diversity.    Continue reading

David Granger: Portrait of a Leader ; Addressing supporters 14 May ; Swearing in Ceremony 16 May 2015 – 3 videos

David Granger: Portrait of a Leader

Published on Apr 22, 2015

A short documentary (30 min.) which takes an intimate look at Guyana’s next President.
This is a first installment. A full-length documentary is planned for the near future.

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GUYANA – RECENT NEWS – 19 May 2015

 GUYANA – RECENT NEWS – 19 May 2015

  • Demerara WavesInvestigation to be launched into the alleged disappearance of NSC financial records – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1HfPSFM
  • Heavy rainfall washes away sections of Linden-Lethem road; traffic halted – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1cOck0J
  • Government set to “show off” at Independence Day activities – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1FxOeVd

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Guyana Elections 2015: PPP/C calls for Dr Steve Surujbally to resign

PPP/C calls for Surujbally to resign

Stabroek News – 18 May 2015

Gecom imageKeeping up its barrage of attacks on the quality of last Monday’s general elections, the PPP/C today called for the resignation of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr Steve Surujbally.

International observer groups and local bodies have given the elections a clean bill of health.

Reports are that the PPP/C, which lost the election by a narrow margin is preparing to file an election petition to challenge the results.

The PPP/C press release follows:   Continue reading

Guyana: Office of the President to be renamed; Harmon will be Minister of State

Office of the President to be renamed; Harmon will be Minister of State

  • Monday, 18 May 2015 21:33 – Written by 

Photo: President David Granger meeting staff of the Presidential SecretariatPresident David Granger meeting staff of the Presidential Secretariat

Granger told staffers at the Presidential Complex of his intentions when he met with them.

He stated that the new ministry will be headed by Lt. Col. Rt. Joseph Harmon, and explained that when Harmon enters the National Assembly, he will be designated the Minister of State, so he will be head, or the minister in charge of the Ministry of the Presidency.  Continue reading

PPP says international community sold elections for oil – Dr. Leslie Ramsammy

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

18 May 2015 20:33 –  Written by Zena Henry –   –  Comments

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

Expressing his non-acceptance of the 2015 results, Ramsammy on his Facebook page claimed that the “ Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the International Observers seemed more concerned about expediency of an early release of results than ensuring the integrity of the elections and securing the democratic rights of citizens.” Continue reading

Swearing in of President David Granger – Capitol TV News video

SPECIAL REPORT: Swearing in of President David Granger

By Capitol TV News – Guyana

The election African Guyanese have helped to lift our collective political culture – Dr. David Hinds

In the course of the election African Guyanese have helped to lift our collective political culture

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

The APNU-AFC Coalition’s victory in Guyana was made possible by the priceless contributions of Guyanese of all ethnicities and social class. Women and men voted and gave moral and practical support. The elderly, the not so old and the very young came forward in their numbers. In the end it was a Guyanese victory for all Guyanese.

But we would be dishonest if we did not recognize the particular role played by the African Guyanese section of the electorate. Some analysts have contended that it was the increased votes in Region 4 that ultimately made the difference. Perhaps the craziness that accompanies any discussion of race and ethnicity precludes any such assertion. So, at the risk of being accused of introducing race, let me be the first to do so openly and unambiguously.   Continue reading

Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 16 May 2015

Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 16 May 2015

  1. US, Britain offer to help build inclusive governance; private sector wants pro-business agenda
  2. PPPC going to court to challenge election results
  3. Transition team set up for handover- President David Granger
  4. Seelall Persaud will remain Police Commissioner
  5. Greenidge tipped to become Foreign Minister
  6. Budget preparation, streamlining of revenues high on agenda
  7. Employment of contract workers to be reviewed

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David Granger sworn in as Guyana’s eighth Executive President

David Granger sworn in as Guyana’s eighth Executive President

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